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2020 DOODADS ARE FLYING!

The great folks at Tampa International Airport have agreed to host the 8th Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition in March 2020! See below for timeline, guidelines and other details.

Doodads: Snack Wrappers & Plastic Bags

Theme: Shoes–Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

–Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

If you have any questions, please use the “Contact Us” form on this website.

Doodad Coordinators,
Jack Wyatt, Kathy Durdin, Dana Warner, Dave Heise

BE A SPONSOR!

We’re looking for sponsors to help support this exhibition – sign up today! Further down on this page you can see some of the sponsors that made the 2019 competition possible.

  • Presenting – $3000
  • Platinum – $2500
  • Gold – $1000
  • Silver – $500
  • Bronze – $250
  • In Kind – various
  • Warren Ely Award for Outstanding Art Educator – $500
  • Support of Title 1 School Involvement by providing art supplies – $300 per school

DOODADS on FOX13 NEWS!

CLICK HERE to view the 3 minute FOX13 “Charlie’s World” feature aired February 11, 2019 that highlights the Doodads competition exhibited during the 2019 Florida State Fair.

DOODADS VIDEO on YouTube!

CLICK HERE to view the 18 minute Doodads documentary by Ethan Huggins, highlighting the successes and history of the Doodads competition. This video was featured at the 2015 Doodads Awards Reception and in the Doodads exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center.

COPYRIGHT— Need to know more about copyright and plagiarism? Click on the image to download the Copyright and Plagiarism guide created by Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and adopted by the Doodad Coordinators.

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We love Historic Hyde Park Tampa -- and this word art shows it! Leap into this great neighborhood at the 18th Annual Historic Hyde Park Home Tour this Saturday, LeapDay, February 29th! 9 AM to 3 PM, starting at Kate Jackson with registration. Go online to buy your tickets in advance or visit Salt Pines in Hyde Park Village. $25 in advance, $30 day of the tour.http://historichydeparktampa.com

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3 days ago  ·  

"Shoes -- Oh the Places You Will Go!" is the theme of the 8th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition. The Doodad this year is plastic bags and snack wrappers, and the exhibit will be at Tampa International Airport Main Terminal March 15-26.
The Doodad Coordinators have partnered with Hillsborough County Public Libraries to conduct workshops around the county to work with children on their sculptures. The creativity of the children is amazing!
Mark your calendar to visit the Airport to see this exhibit. There is still time for artists grade K-12 to complete their sculptures. For more information, go to http://doodadoftampa.org
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4 days ago  ·  

8th Annual Doodad Repurposed Sculpture Competition

The coordinators of the 8th Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition are excited to announce that a partnership with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC) to host public workshops in connection with this year’s Doodad Competition. Students at the workshops will be able to learn techniques to use with this year’s repurposed materials, snack wrappers and plastic bags, that they can use to create their sculptures for the competition. Students will brainstorm different approaches to the theme and materials and will learn a variety of techniques to weave, crochet and collage snack wrappers and plastic bags. The workshops will be conducted by Dana Warner, Executive Director of Interplay Space and former supervisor K-12 Arts Education for Hillsborough Public Schools.

The schedule for the workshops is as follows.

Maureen Gauzza Library – Meeting Room
11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33626
Grades 6-12 Session:
Thursday, Feb. 6 – 6:00-8:30

SouthShore Regional Library – Art Room
15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573
K-Grade 5 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 3:30-6:00
Grades 6-12 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:00-8:30

The workshops will be free and open to the public. To register, go to the website of the HCPLC, https://www.hcplc.org/locations, go to the specific library location,
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3 weeks ago  ·  

Calling all students! Want to learn how to work with this year's Doodad materials, snack wrappers and plastic bags? Want to learn how to crochet plastic? The Doodad coordinators are partnering with the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative to hold workshops at area libraries.
The workshops will be conducted by Dana Warner, Executive Director of Interplay Space and former supervisor K-12 Arts Education for Hillsborough Public Schools.

The schedule for the workshops is as follows.

New Tampa Regional Library – Meeting Room
10001 Cross Creek Blvd, Tampa, FL 33647
K-Grade 5 Session:
Monday, Feb. 3 – 2:00-4:30
Grades 6-12 Session:
Monday, Feb. 3 – 5:00-7:30

C. Blythe Andrews Library – Meeting Room
2607 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
K- Grade 5 Session:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – 3:00-5:30
Grades 6-12 Session:
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – 5:30-8:00

Maureen Gauzza Library – Meeting Room
11211 Countryway Blvd, Tampa, FL 33626
K-Grade 5 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 5 – 3:30-6:00
Grades 6-12 Session:
Thursday, Feb. 6 – 6:00-8:30

SouthShore Regional Library – Art Room
15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573
K-Grade 5 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 3:30-6:00
Grades 6-12 Session:
Wednesday, Feb. 12 – 6:00-8:30

The workshops will be free and open to the public. To register, go to the website of the HCPLC, https://www.hcplc.org/locations, go to the specific library location, scroll down to events, and click on upcoming events to get to the calendar for that location. You can then click on the event on the date of the workshop to register.
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1 month ago  ·  

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Presenting Sponsor in 2019:

Our 2019 Presenting Sponsor is the law firm of Thomas & LoCicero!

Platinum Sponsors:

The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation continues as a Platinum sponsor of the 2019 competition. .

“The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation is pleased to support this program designed to reinforce arts education and challenge students at all grade levels, as well as build the 4 C’s of 21st Century skills, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. The exhibition at the Tampa Bay History Center showcases this creativity to the entire community, ” said Sandy Rief, President, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation.

Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

In-Kind Sponsors: